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Mercy Talks Improved Patient Outcomes, Medication Optimization At #HIMSS17

When I was ten years old, my older sister, suffering from pneumonia, fell to the floor of our home shower. Three weeks earlier, she had gone to the doctor complaining of flu-like symptoms and a high fever. She was treated for an ear infection with a gentle antibiotic. Three weeks later, I was running to the kitchen to have my grandmother call 9-1-1 emergency assistance. In those three short weeks between her misdiagnosis and proper treatment, my sister’s pneumonia escalated, and her illness developed into a bacterial and viral infection, causing lung damage…

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Living The Live Supply Chain: Why You Need Data Scientists

In Part 1 of this series we explored the essentials of deploying a live supply chain. In Part 2 we look at why data scientists will be increasingly key to supply chain success. When it’s completed in 2030, the Square Kilometer Array will be the largest telescope ever built, and will capture 35,000 DVDs of data every second. When astronomers showed off an early iteration in July 2016, they pointed it at a moon-size section of sky. What did they find? Nearly 1,300 previously unknown galaxies. Supply chain operators can…

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Supply Chain Leaders Boost Value With Digital Transformation

If you shop at REI and the particular store you’re at does not have the size or color of the item you want, an employee can quickly and accurately see where the closest item is located. Thanks to the effective digitalization of the company’s supply chain processes, REI is a leader in inventory visibility across its stores and distribution centers. The right applications enable it to provide outstanding service, achieve extraordinary customer satisfaction scores, and increase revenue. Walking the knife’s edge But how do you find a roadmap for digital transformation that fits…

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Where Big Data Fits Into 24-Hour News

Round the clock, rolling news changed journalism forever. A profession that was once based upon accuracy and carefully considered insight is now governed by speed, haste, and a desire to get ahead of the competition. Responses must be fast, delivered while the news is still fresh in the audience’s memory. If this means responding before the full facts are revealed and digested, then so be it. Waiting for an understanding of the bigger picture before delivering a comment simply takes too long. This sort of atmosphere was, perhaps, understandable in…

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Internet Of Things: Gold At The End Of The Rainbow For Telcos?

The combined forces of next-generation broadband, 5G, and Internet of Things (IoT) promise a short-term future made up of ultra-dense coverage, secure exchange of data, low latency, and high speed. This will transform all aspects of our lives, and we will see the number of connected objects dwarf the number of subscribers for communications service providers (CSPs). This in turn will change the way CSPs do business, creating new opportunities and challenges. Some industry leaders, like CEO of Vodafone Vittorio Colao, speak about the huge benefits to come from a…

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Bring Agility Into The Finance Department To Enable True Business Partnering

Traditional methods of running your planning, budgeting, and forecasting processes, which rely heavily on manual effort and spreadsheet-based activities, are outdated. Higher demands and shorter cycles dictated by external market factors, the continuous pursuit of improved efficiency, and pressure to reduce costs are forcing CFOs to seek ways to transform their processes and operations. The key to this transformation is agility. Organizations need more agile financial processes to enable the business to grow. They need rolling budgets and forecasts that better predict and react to evolving market conditions; continuous forecasting…

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Analyzing The Workforce – One Step At A Time

I can’t escape my new Fitbit. It keeps nagging me until I reach my daily goals. My old Fitbit was very polite. It had five little lights, each indicating 20% completion of my daily steps. It was a gentle reminder of how many steps I had taken. And very often, at the end of the day, I had not reached my goal. But my new Fitbit is relentless. Ten minutes before each hour, it tells me exactly how many steps I need to reach my hourly goal. And with that…

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Can Automakers Monetize And Remain Competitive In The Era Of Uber?

The automotive industry has largely adopted predictive analytics, IoT, and artificial intelligence in its manufacturing operations, but increasing competition has forced auto companies to think outside of the box in the way they utilize this technology. Most notably, the ride-sharing era has affected consumer desire for ownership, sparking a competitive race to develop value-added services to fill this void. This industrial shift speaks to the potential that connectivity has in expanding and re-invigorating entire industries. IoT will continue to dramatically upend traditional business models while at the same time creating…

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German Pentaho User Meeting 2017 Recap

German Pentaho User Meeting 2017 (#PUM17) showcases highly innovative use cases Now in its fourth year, the Pentaho User Meeting (PUM), organized by our German partner it-novum, attracted 130 attendees. Of the 13 presentations, six were use cases, half of which were about companies that have embedded Pentaho. This confirms the trend we are seeing of more organisations embedding analytics into… Source: Pentaho BI, Big Data Analytics, Blog Posts – www.pentaho.com

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How To Secure Tax Compliance As Authorities Heighten Scrutiny

Today, with many governments needing to reduce their budget deficits and deal with rising national debts, collecting all tax revenue due is becoming more critical than ever. Authorities in many countries are becoming increasingly strict on the accuracy and timeliness of tax payments, and enforcement of tax compliance is on the rise. How serious is the problem for governments? There are good reasons for increased scrutiny from authorities. For example, in a recent study for the whole of the European Union, the European Commission estimated the loss of revenue from nonpayment of…

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